Christian De Groote (Valdivia, Chile, 1931)

He entered the School of Architecture at the Universidad Católica de Chile in 1952, graduating as an architect in 1957. In 1958 he received the Fullbright scholarship, which allowed him to follow postgraduate studies in the Illinois Institute of Technology (ITT) in the United States, where he remained until 1959.

When he returned to Chile he worked in the office of Emilio Duhart, where he demonstrated strong influences from the American architect Louis Kahn. He collaborated in the project to design the ECLAC building in Santiago. In 1967 he became an independent architect.

Christián De Groote won the National Architecture Award in 1993, being honored by the Escuela de Arquitectos de Chile.

De Groote he has distinguished himself particularly with his single-family houses, many of which have received publicity both in Chile and abroad. These include the Casa el Cóndor and Casa Fajnzylber in Santiago, Casa Orrego in Zapallar, and Casa Errázuriz on Lake Villarrica.


Selected work:

  • CRONOX steel manufacturer, Huachipato, Chile.
  • AMS MALBOROUGH Gallery, Santiago, Chile.
  • Diario El Mercurio Building, Santiago, Chile.
  • INACAP Building, Santiago, Chile.
  • Ocho al Cubo House, Puchuncaví, Chile.
  • Ralún Hotel, Estuario de Reloncaví, Chile.